Beginning with the 17-18 academic year, new regulations for VGAP require students to advance to the next class/grade level each academic year.
For example, a freshman student receiving VGAP in the Fall 2017 semester must advance to sophomore level prior to the Fall 2018 semester (12-month time-frame) in order to "renew" VGAP for the Fall 2018 semester.
If the student does not advance a class/grade level in the 12-month timeframe, he/she may be considered for the Commonwealth Grant, (which is a lesser amount until he/she advances to the next class/grade level.
Once the student has advanced to the next class/grade level, then the student may be reconsidered for VGAP (if funds are available). Students should be sure of their hours earned towards a class/grade level.
Students can view their overall earned hours in myLongwood.
VGAP also requires full-time enrollment each semester.
Learn more about additional eligibility criteria: